Support for training and research

Support for General Public Knowledge Mobilization Activities

End date: October 21, 2019

Detailed description of competition

The objective of this program is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of knowledge mobilization.

IMPORTANT : Only members and students in good standing (CV, personal progress reports and progress reports for supervised students have been sent to RRISIQ for the current year) will be considered.

The deadline to submit your application is October 21st at 11h59pm.

The activity must be held before March 31st 2020.
Eligibility criteria:
The applicant (principal investigator) must be a RRISIQ regular researcher and hold a university affiliation at a network partner university.
Applications for projects that take place in a clinical setting must include a letter of support from the Director of Nursing of the clinical setting where the study will occur.
The applicant must demonstrate that the request is not a duplicate of previous funding obtained by RRISIQ.

Applications may be submitted in the form of a:
Scientific café, knowledge transfer activities or activities for the general public (max. 5 000$)
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of 3 principal criteria and on a 16-point scale
1. The importance of the anticipated contribution to nursing practice and the performance of care. The importance of the contribution to nursing practice is presented in two dimensions:
The gap between current clinical practices and those that can reasonably be expected to develop through the intervention or The benefits to patients or organizations that these changes in practices may entail.
The number of clinical settings, nurses or patients that are likely to be directly affected by the intervention.
Each of the two dimensions will be assessed on a four-level scale (0: null, 1: weak, 2: average, 3: significant) for a maximum total of 6 points.

2. The importance of the anticipated contribution to the development of best practices and of knowledge on the processes of knowledge mobilization and their operationalization. The importance of the contribution on practices and knowledge describes the progress that can be expected on scientific knowledge about best practices in knowledge transfer.

This dimension will be evaluated on a scale of five levels (0: null, 1: weak, 2: average, 3: significant, 4: remarkable) for a maximum total of 4 points

3. Coherence between the means put forward and the objectives pursued and the feasibility of the proposal. The third criterion addresses the plausibility and feasibility of the intervention. In cases where projects take place in a health facility, co-funding, in cash or inkind, from partners or an institution, will be considered as an important feasibility factor. If the project does not include co-financing, this must be justified in the application and the feasibility of the project must be clearly defended.

The two dimensions of plausibility (coherence between means and objectives) and feasibility will each be evaluated on a three-level scale (0: Null, 1: weak, 2: good, 3: excellent) for a maximum total of 6 points

Terms and conditions

Resource allocation
The fiscal year runs from April 1st to March 31st. The funds are allocated until March 31st, 2020.
Eligible expenses
The network spending must meet the eligibility criteria of FRQS’ Theme Networks grant program, as described in the program. It can translate into projects and scientific activities or scholarships. Funded projects must involve eligible expenses which must be exclusively spent in the Quebec Province (FRQS rule).

Rules and procedures for granting
Funds will be awarded according to availability of the Network’s resources and that of its partners;
Award recipients must accept and sign an agreement that governs the rules of use;
There may be no cost overruns;
Any allocation of funds requires an annual report on the use of funds (at the end of each fiscal year on March 31st);
Members receiving funds engage to demonstrate scientific productivity (publications, conferences, grant applications or other).

The Network is committed to implementing the FRQS standards on human health research ethics and on scientific integrity. 

Conflict of interest and resolution mechanisms
Please refer to the RRISIQ Charter available at